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Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

I stayed several times in this hostel. Nearly two month in total. The stuff is amazing! Right next to the central station and the city center it's perfect placed to start your trips doesn't matter where ever you want to go. The hole hostel is getting cleaned well. Kitchen is big enough and you'll find everything you need in it....

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2014

As Sydney was booked out and the Great southern wanted $379 for a room I ended up here in a dorm for $45/night The hostel is in a great spot has a pool and huge kitchen, really good rooms and dorms with good showers the atmosphere is great and one of the best hostelds I have stayed in

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2014

The location is perfect if you're travelling early/late on the trains, or to places easily accessible by train (e.g. the airport). It's practically Platform 0 of Central Station, but you're more likely to hear distant train horns than be disturbed by commuters. There is no direct access from Central station (as far as I know), so to get to the...

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Forth, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We stayed here as a family (2 adult children) in July. What a great location this is. We flew in to Sydney, caught the train into Central Station, walked through the station and came out at our hostel. Just across the road from the hostel is the free bus that runs the loop to Circular Quay. There is a large...

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Warwickshire
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Great location and very impressive hostel. Stayed in a 8 bedded female dorm, was very spacious and clean. Decor was nice and modern. Staff were nice and communal areas were nice and relaxed. Would defiantly stay here again.

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

I stayed here for a week. The rooms are clean and the place well up-kept, for the most part. Once constant: every morning I rose early to cook breakfast, the kitchen is a war zone, I think it would fail inspection. For starters, it is not very well stocked for the single user. Plenty for multi-person meals. I think what...

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Railway Square YHA, responded to this review

Hi Alain Thanks for the feedback and our manager also talked with you before you checked out about your concerns. The kitchen at this hostel is cleaned 4 times a day - but not obviously in the middle of the night! We do want to offer all our guests the opportunity to eat or make a hot drink late in...

Aalborg, Denmark
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights over the long weekend. the first night was great. I couldnt have raved more about the location, staff, quiet night and comfortable bed. This hostel is a central location. The staff were mostly helpful. During the second night there was a lot of noise. As I was staying in a group I checked it...

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Thank Amelia S
Glasgow
Reviewed 4 October 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights in a combination of double rooms and 4 bed female dorm. The location was perfect, attached onto central railway station and with a bus hub at the front door it was easy to get around. The 555 free shuttle stops at railway square and takes you direct to circular quay to the bridge and...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Very convenient place next to the Sydney Central railway station, lots of good cheap restaurants, busses everywhere and quite good pubs. Hostel itself is clean and well run, although on the expensive side for a hostel. Te room we were in was quite big, but no lockers or cupboards at all. Excellent kitchens with lots of room and equipment. The...

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

i stayed at the railway square yha i found the staff to be very good the hostel didn't have any yobbos the backpackers that were there were friendly. i stayed in the rail carriage which were good except with the noise of the trains on platform 1.The only bad thing was having a few items taken while i was out...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sydney's most laid back hostel, Railway Square YHA adjoins Central Station, in the heart of Sydney's backpacker district. Stay in one of the funky railway carriages on the former Platform Zero or one of the comfy rooms in the historic 1904 main building, now converted into contemporary accommodation. Hostel features a spa pool, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), 24-hour access, tour desk, indoor and outdoor communal areas, self-catering kitchen. Walking distance to the best pubs in Sydney, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Please note that our pool is currently under renovation and might be out of action. ... more   less 

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Address: Railway Square Yha 8 - 10 Lee St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $38 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Railway Square YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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“Carriages are a little quieter, there are lots of backpackers here but they are wonderful people.”
ayling845, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the train carriages are super awesome and unique but slightly smaller than the rooms and you are by the train station so it can be nosier.”
O2097VUrebeccam, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The carriages may be fancy, but they are somewhat quite smaller than the classic dorms.”
57JamieJB, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Approach from Railway Square bus interchange - walk 50 m, behind the Adina apartment block.”
janetabula, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“DO NOT stay in room 204 or anywhere near the communal kitchen- there are speakers blasting music until 10pm.”
LouisaA19, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
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